SaaS security: how to minimise risk in the cloud

Public cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) applications are becoming increasingly popular in organisations of all sizes. But while SaaS applications offer efficiency, cost savings, and enhanced collaboration, they also present a number of security challenges. Intel has developed a series of best-practice protocols designed to enhance security, privacy, and legal compliance when using cloud-based...

Software to the switch: Redefining data centre networking

Written by: William Scull Networking is catching up with the rest of data centre technology. Lenovo’s innovative Cloud Network Operating System (CNOS), based on open standards, simplifies programmability, hypervisor control and automation tools integration – all from a single, easily managed point of control. As with servers and storage, control of data centre network hardware...

The 4 main benefits of cloud computing

If someone asks me what cloud computing is, I try not to get bogged down with definitions. I tell them that, simply put, cloud computing is a better way to run your business.—Marc Benioff, Founder, CEO and Chairman of Salesforce   Competition is expanding faster than ever. Businesses are being forced to lower their prices,...

10 facts about hyper-converged data centres your company needs to know

You might have heard about hyper-convergence, especially as applied to data centres and infrastructure. The term describes a system in which storage, networking, and virtualisation technologies are centralised and integrated (or converged) into a singular structure. The concept arose out of the drawbacks of first-generation data centres, which tended to treat existing components of the infrastructure as...